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Our Esquimalt Island Return it Recycling Centre in Victoria is the only 5 star rated recycling depot on all of Vancouver Island. Tucked neatly back from the road on Ellery St is where you will find this super clean and efficient recycling depot, which is more than just a bottle depot. In addition to beverage containers, the staff here will also safely and responsibly recycle: Small appliances, Household and Automotive, Batteries, Light bulbs and lamps, Cellphones, Electronic Kid Toys Did I mention that these services are free of charge to you, the eco-conscience consumer? You will not pay a dime to properly dispose of your unwanted recyclables! Like the hotel industry where a 5 Star designation assures the hotel guest of an exemplary standard of service, cleanliness, design and comfort, Encorp Pacific's 5 Star Depot Program will assure customers of the best possible recycling experience. Our Esquimalt location went through a rigorous checklist...

Upon first glance it doesn’t make any sense does it? We never take your money, in fact we are usually giving out refunds for empty beverage containers. We sell cases of wine and beer bottles for less than the cost of a bottle of wine and we save huge bags of empty egg cartons and give those to local chicken farmers for a $1 a bag. Never mind the thousands of dollars we donate to community organizations, charities and local sports teams every year. How are we still in business? I’m so glad you asked! It works like this: Our depots are funded by product stewardships. A stewardship is an environmental management strategy that operates under the principal that whomever is creating, producing, selling or using a product should be responsible for minimizing that product’s impact on the environment. This is usually manufacturers and producers (i.e. Pepsi and Coca-Cola) or Consumers (this...